SSCV CLUBHOUSE NEWS   January 20, 2016

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Aldo's Weekly Columns


Lifetime Skills Outweigh Results for SSCV Nordic Team

- January 19, 2016

The Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) Nordic Program is off to a great start with multiple podiums at its first Junior National Qualifier in Crested Butte, a National Champion, personal bests and first time experiences for junior athletes at US Cross Country Championships, a successful High School Race at Maloit Park and two well attended Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Races for community members of all ages.

Personal growth of our athletes

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing athletes develop in all areas of their lives during their journey at SSCV.  Recognition goes out today to Eric Zdechlick, Elsa Perkins and Vlad Shambarger for their personal growth as members of the SSCV Nordic community.

Click here to read more.

Sport for Life
- January 12, 2016

Getting Started and Olympic Dreams

When asked, I always recommend that parents enroll their children in SSCV's season long Future Stars weekend program at the youngest possible age of six (assuming they can get on and off the lift by themselves and ski or ride Golden Peak). This critical age for mental and physical development is an ideal time for children to gain the necessary skills to quickly progress in their sport in a fun and low pressure environment including gates, moguls, park, pipe and all mountain terrain for skiers and riders, and skate and classic technique for Nordic athletes. It is also the perfect time for children to develop their love for competition in the complimentary Steadman Clinic Vail Cup series. Just like maximizing the potential of your child academically by starting in Kindergarten, your child’s snow sports potential is maximized by starting at the same age in Future Stars.

The Passion Ignites

These early childhood moments spark a passion which provides children with focus and teaches them lifelong lessons through the vehicle of competitive snow sports. As this passion ignites so does the need to spend more time on snow and more time developing the physical and mental attributes needed to take their sport to the next level alongside thriving in a rigorous academic environment. SSCV’s full-time athletic programs in combination with its Academic Partners-Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, Vail Mountain School and Winter Tutorial-enable children to balance athletics and academics in support of this passion, fully immersing themselves into a way of life focused on developing the total child.

Click here to read more.

News & Announcements

SSCV Communication and Social Media Policy

With the rapid expansion of online communications, including social media, and an ever-evolving set of “apps”, children are often more knowledgeable in this space than their parents.  This expansion is not only impacting personal communications but it is also hitting the “commercial” sector by storm, including for-profit businesses, educational institutions and non-profits.  SSCV is not exempt from this phenomenon.  Our current and prospective athletes live in this online world of real time, collaborative, global communications.
We want to take this opportunity to review with you the most common methods SSCV uses to communicate to our membership (parents, athletes, alumni, friends and supporters of SSCV) and prospective families.  We also want to share with you SSCV’s communication and social media policies which have been put in place to protect SSCV athletes in an era when online communications make everyone’s lives more “permanently public” worldwide than ever before.

Click here to read more, including SSCV's Communication and Social Media Policy.

SSCV Clubhouse Drop off and Pick up Procedures

In order to make the drop off and pick up process at the SSCV Clubhouse as safe, efficient and convenient as possible, SSCV has adopted the following procedures for drop off and pick up of athletes. Also note that the Town of Vail and Vail Resorts Base Operations expect SSCV to manage congestion and delays on Vail Valley Drive so we also ask for your cooperation in minimizing our impact on the traffic flow.

Please remember to arrive for pick up at the time your child's program finishes per the SSCV calendar for your child's program.  Coaches and staff will help to have athletes in front of the building ready to go.

Read more so you are fully informed of drop off and pick up procedures.


SSCV Full-Time Athlete
Admissions Open House

all full-time applicants regardless of where they are interested in attending school


Eagle County Schools Registration & Open Enrollment Deadlines

full-time applicants interested in attending
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy

Alpine, Freestyle, Freeski & Snowboard Full-Time Athlete Admissions Open House

Saturday, January 23
5 pm-7 pm
Minturn Fitness Center

The SSCV Full-Time Athlete Admissions Open House provides an opportunity for parents and athletes to learn more about being a full-time athlete and attending SSCV’s Academic Partners-Vail Mountain School, Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) and Winter Tutorial.  Representatives from SSCV and its Academic Partners will be on hand.

Please click here to view the following video for more details on being an SSCV full-time athlete.

RSVP to for the January 23 Open House. Minturn Fitness Center tours are available before and after both events.

Admissions Process
Academic Partners
SSCV Full-Time Athlete Brochure    
VSSA Brochure    
Winter Tutorial Brochure

Eagle County Schools Registration & Open Enrollment Deadline

SSCV full-time applicants interested in attending
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy

For those interested in attending VSSA, you must also complete the Eagle County Schools (ECS) Registration (unless currently enrolled in an Eagle County School) and ECS Open Enrollment both by February 8 at at the Parents tab and then School Registration tab.

If your child is a current ECS student you will do Open Enrollment through the "Open Enrollment" button on that page as no registration is needed.  If your child is not a current ECS student you will do registration at the "New Student to ECS Any Grade" button and within that registration process you will be able to do Open Enrollment for Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.  In order to select a school via Open Enrollment, you must "consent" for the district to use Free & Reduced Lunch status so be sure to say "yes" in the system when you are asked that question. Please contact for details and with questions.

C3 Awards


February C3 Athlete and Staff Nominations Due February 15th    

February C3 (Character, Courage and Commitment) SSCV Athlete and SSCV Staff Award nominations are due February 15. Anyone can nominate someone.  Click below to nominate. Questions?  Email

SSCV C3 Athlete Award Nomination Form
SSCV C3 Staff Member Award Nomination Form



USSA U19 National Performance Series in Giant Slalom

January 4-7, 2016


SSCV alpine racers had several great performances and personal bests in early January during the United States Ski and Snowboard Association National Performance Series giant slalom races at Aspen Highlands

Click here for a press release of the event.

Click here for press coverage of the event.

Alpine U19 Women's Qualifier

January 18, 2016

SSCV U19 athletes participated in downhill and super G qualifiers this past week in Aspen.  Pictured above are Hannah Fallon and Jessica McMurtry who placed first and third, respectively, on day one of the downhill qualifier.  Fallon placed third in the second downhill qualifier.  Good luck to our U19's in the upcoming giant slalom qualifiers later this week on Golden Peak!

Bolle Age Class Series Giant Slalom Races at Beaver Creek

January 9-10, 2016

SSCV hosted over eighty boys and over ninety-five girls in Beaver Creek for the Bolle Age Class Series giant slalom races on January 9 and 10.  Bear Trap provided an exciting venue for these youngsters ages eight through thirteen to soar down a giant slalom course and demonstrate their skills in these USSA sanctioned races.


Click here for a press release of the event.

Click here for press coverage of the event.

Click here for photo album 1 of the event.

Click here for photo album 2 of the event.

Click here for photo album 3 of the event.

Click here for photo album 4 of the event.

Here are even more photos courtesy of Bob Zuch!

Click here to view photos of SSCV U12 girls.

Click here to view photos of SSCV U12 boys.

Click here to view photos of SSCV U14 girls.

Click here to view photos of SSCV U14 boys.

Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series

January 14, 2016

The Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series kicked off the season with Giant Slalom racing at Golden Peak on Thursday, January 14 hosted by SSCV.  Pictured (left to right) at Thursday night’s Town Series Apres Party and Awards Ceremony held at The George-Euginnia Manseau, SSCV Director of Development and Events, Dr. Erik Dorf of Vail Summit Orthopaedics, the Title Sponsor for this series, and Brittney Ziebell, SSCV Development and Events Coordinator.  Don’t miss out on the rest of the series and its great apres parties and awards ceremonies:  January 28, February 4, 11 and 18 and March 24.  Details at at the Events tab.

Click here for a press release of the event.

Click here for press coverage of the event.

National Junior Races in Pozza di Fassa, Italy

Congratulations to Nellie Rose Talbot!

Congratulations to SSCV athlete Nellie Rose Talbot for her first place giant slalom finish in Pozza di Fassa, Italy on January 16!  Nellie had a terrific weekend, placing 2nd in a giant slalom event at the same location the following day. 

U12 Blue Boot Award



Congratulations to Blue Boot Award winner Spencer Peterson (right)! Spencer had a major crash two days before a big race weekend at Beaver Creek. He showed up with a swollen face and black eye, never once complained and raced his heart out all weekend. We are so proud of Spencer for showing such tenacity and drive!


Rocky Mountain Freeskiing Championships

January 14-15, 2016

On Thursday and Friday, January 14 and 15, SSCV hosted the Rocky Mountain Freeskiing Championships - a bronze level event in the Association of Freeskiing Professionals tier system - at Golden Peak. The event featured a slopestyle component on Thursday and big air and halfpipe events on Friday. A twenty-two foot Olympic sized halfpipe was constructed and maintained for this event and the upcoming Burton U.S. Open by the Vail Park Crew. 

Click here to view photos of the event.

Click here for press coverage of the event.


USASA Skier Slopestyle

January 10, 2016

On January 10, 2016, SSCV hosted a USASA Freeski Slopestyle event at Golden Peak. SSCV athletes competed against other clubs in the United States of America's Snowboard and Freeski Rocky Mountain Series. 

Click here to view photos of the event.

Click here for press coverage of the event.

Click here for press release of the event.


Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul
January 8-10, 2016

On Saturday and Sunday, January 9-10, SSCV hosted the Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul at Cookshack on Vail Mountain.  Saturday featured a men's and women's pro event and Sunday featured a men's and women's masters level race.

Among the competitors were World Cup athletes Mikael Kingsbury (CAN), Philippe Marquis (CAN), Heidi Kloser (USA) and Dylan Walczyk (USA). 

Click here for press coverage of the event. *Correction in press - Mary Frielingsdorf was the winner and Lara Dowling was second

Click here for photos of the men's and women's pro event on January 9.

Click here for photos of the men's and women's masters level event on January 10.


Nordic High School Qualifier and Middle School Race at Maloit Park
January 16, 2016

On Saturday, January 16, SSCV hosted a Nordic High School Qualifier at Maloit Park in Minturn.  Despite frigid temperatures, over two hundred athletes from nearby high schools participated in the event, which featured a five kilometer classic race course for high school athletes.  Over one hundred athletes from nearby middle schools also came out that day to compete on a three kilometer classic course.

Click here for a press release of the event.

Click here for press coverage of the event.

Click here for photos of the event.

Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series

January 13

Last Wednesday’s Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series races were off to a great “start” with a large field of lower and middle school participants in the first race of the evening followed by the high schoolers and adults.  It’s not too late to take part in the February 3 and March 19 races.  The February 3 races are in Cordillera with the apres party and awards ceremony at TimberHearth and the March 19 races are at Maloit Park in Minturn with the apres party and awards ceremony at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. Registration is the day of the event.  Details at at the Events tab.

Click here for a press release of the event.

U.S. Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to SSCV Nordic skier Tadd Elliott for his recent first place finish at the U.S. Cross Country Championships! Elliott, after suffering from mononucleosis and various auto-immune disorders over a two year period, is back in action and the 2016 National Champion for the thirty kilometer mass start skate race which he won on January 7.  

Click here for a feature story from the Vail Daily on Tad Elliot and the SSCV Nordic team, including highlights from the Crested Butte Winter Solstice Junior Nationals Qualifier on December 19 and the US Cross Country Championships earlier this month.


USASA Snowboard Slopestyle 
January 9, 2016

The terrain park at Golden Peak opened on Friday, January 9, hosting a USASA Snowboard slopestyle event.  Featuring jumps as well as multiple rails, SSCV athletes competed against snowboarders from across the Rocky Central Region. 

Click here to view photos of the event

Click here for a feature story from the Vail Daily on the event, including SSCV results, and the SSCV Snowboard Team.

Press Coverage

U16 Development Team Tackles Kitzbuehel - USSA News - January 20, 2016

Hundreds of youth Nordic skiers compete Saturday at Maloit Park - Vail Daily - January 19, 2016

Hahnenkamm Juniors Team Announced - USSA News - January 19, 2016

Local junior skiers to compete on Hahnenkamm - Vail Daily - January 19, 2016

Hundreds of youth Nordic skiers compete Saturday at Maloit Park - Vail Daily - January 19, 2016

Lifetime skills outweigh results for Nordic team - Aldo Radamus' column in Vail Daily - January 18, 2016

Ski & Snowboard Academy - Vail Valley Magazine - Winter 2015-2016

National champion skates among us - Vail Daily - January 18, 2016

Complete local results from Maloit Park classic - Vail Daily - January 16, 2016

Golden Peak halfpipe ready and launching - Vail Daily - January 16, 2016

Vail race series results - Vail Daily - January 16, 2016

Christy Sports Randy Braden presents SSCV with donation check - TV8 - January 15, 2016

SSCV TV 8 appearance on being a full-time athlete - TV8 - January 15, 2016

Moltzan and Lapanja Score First World Cup Points - USSA News - January 12, 2016

Radamus and Cashman Nominated to Winter Youth Olympic Games - USSA News - January 12, 2016

U23 and Junior worlds teams named - USSA News - January 12, 2016

Getting started in a sport for life - Aldo Radamus' Column in Vail Daily - January 11, 2016

Freeskiers finish weekend of slopestyle in Vail - Vail Daily - January 11, 2016

Moguls skiers unite on Cookshack - Vail Daily - January 11, 2016 *Correction: Mary Frielingsdorf was the winner and Lara Dowling was second in Women's Masters

Tadd Elliott on Injury, Illness, Recovery, and the Long Road Back - - January 11, 2016

Young skiers race at Beaver Creek - Vail Daily - January 11, 2016

Vonn wins super-G for 2nd victory in 2 days - Vail Daily - January 11, 2016

Golden Peak park opens with slopestyle - Vail Daily - January 10, 2016

USASA slopestyle comp signals start of Golden Peak terrain park - Vail Daily - January 10, 2016

Vonn chalks up world cup victory no. 73 - USSA News - January 10, 2016

Durangoan Tad Elliott wins fourth cross country skiing national championship - The Durango Herald - January 9, 2016

Vonn wins downhill to match all-time record of 36 wins - Vail Daily - January 9, 2016

SSCV TV8 appearance with Kaiser Permanente on Vail Pro Mogul - TV8 - January 8, 2016

World-class athletes visit Vail's Cookshack - Vail Daily - January 8, 2016

Patterson doubles up at National Championships - USSA News - January 7, 2016

Six freeskiers nominated to youth olympic games - USSA News - January 6, 2016

Six snowboarders nominated to 2016 U.S. youth Olympic Team - USSA News - January 6, 2016

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail-an Actively Green Partner

Local Competition Series

Click here for details and registration information on the Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series. Youngsters and adults-come on out and join in the fun!

Click here for details and registration information for the remaining three segments of this four-part complimentary Steadman Clinic Vail Cup  for athletes up to 16 years of age.  Compete in a variety of disciplines.  Tons of fun!

Click here for details and registration information on the Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series.  Children and adults-come on out and join the fun!

Volunteer of the Month

SSCV December Volunteer of the Month

Thank you John Keane!

Thank you to John Keane, SSCV's December Volunteer of the Month!  Please click here or on the image below to enlarge to learn more about John's volunteerism at SSCV .


Thank You

Thank you to the many volunteers who helped with the recent USASA Snowboard and Skier  competitions, the USSA freeski events, the Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series, the Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series, the Nordic Middle School and High School Races, the Bolle Age Class races and the Kaiser Permanente Vail Pro Mogul event!

SSCV Office Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
8 am - 5 pm
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Clubhouse
598 Vail Valley Drive in Vail

Upcoming Events

January 22-23::
Alpine NJR Qualifier

January 22-24::
Freestyle RMF Comp

January 23::
Alpine, Freestyle, Freeski & Snowboard Full-time Athlete Admissions Open House
5 pm - 7 pm
Minturn Fitness Center

January 28::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics Alpine Town Series

January 31::
Steadman Clinic Vail Cup

February 3::
Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series

Volunteers Needed


Please help in the next few day!

We really need your help with a variety of volunteer positions available at the following events happening in the next few days.  This is a great opportunity to get your volunteer points completed.
-Alpine NJR Qualifier
     -January 22-23

-Freestyle RMF Comp
     -January 22-24

Additional Upcoming SSCV Volunteer Positions

-Alpine Town Series
    - January 28

-Nordic Town Series
    -February 3

-Photographers Needed for all of the above events except the Freestyle RMF Comp events.

SSCV Clubhouse Parking Volunteers Needed

Two carpool volunteers are needed Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 pm from now through March 27, 2016 (volunteer #1 now through February  28 and volunteer #2 February 28 through March 27) . This volunteer will work alongside an SSCV employee to help manage the SSCV Clubhouse driveway to ensure that athlete drop off and pick up goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. Full points will be granted to volunteers assuming they can assist each Sunday of their shift and/or coordinate with other carpool volunteer to trade shifts. 
To view details on these volunteer opportunities, time slots and dates as well as to sign up, please go to and click on the Login/Enroll button along the top to sign into your mysscv account or contact for more information.  For non-SSCV members click here to sign up.

Philanthropy at SSCV

Annual Campaign


We strive to have every SSCV family make an Annual Campaign gift of personal significance.


Thank you to the following families who are 2015-2016 Leadership Council Members:

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Jill Landman Alfond
Shannon and Todger Anderson
Tracey McFadden and Scott Anderson
Arrigoni Woods
Molly and Steve Avery
The Bailey Family
Cindy and Scott Balin
The Birtwhistle Family
The Borgen Family
The Braden Family
Sara and Michael Charles
Glenn Davis
Jill and Bruce Dines
The Donohue Family Foundation
Jane and Matt Donovan
Sue and Erik Dorf
Dana and Barry Dorfman
McKenna and Kevin Douglas
Amy and Phil Duff
Eagle County School District
Jennifer and Tom Ebner
EpicPromise - Vail Resorts
Ali and John Fallon
Gritt and Bill Fleischer
Ceil and Steve Folz
Ellen and Mark Geldbaugh
Jennifer and Richard Geisman
Karen and Brad Ghent
Rob Gile
Tracey McCoy Gillette
The Gonzalez Family
Sharie and Travis Grant
Neal Groff
Bethany and Jonathan Haerter
Linda and Wyatt Hall
Kimberly and Jon Hauser
Jule and Craig Heaydon
Deborah Wittman and Rik Heid
Amy and Claes Holm
Louise and Phil Hoversten
Louise and Brian Hoyt
Jennie and Ross Iverson
Carol and TJ Johnson
Maria and Steve Kalapos
Anne-Marie and John Keane
Cynnie and Peter Kellogg
Brenda and Jeff Kirwood
Barbara and Michael Landry
The Lautenberg Family
The Lazar Family
The Gary Leeds Family
Julie and Dan Leever
The Leonard Family
Stephanie and Rodney Linafelter
Tina Nielsen and Andy Littman
Vanessa and Johnny Lyons
The Maffei Foundation
The Mauro Family
The McSpadden Family
Angella and Dwight Merriman
Sarah and Peter Millett
Kaia and Misha Moritz
Amy and Johnathan Owens
Angel and Kyle Packer
Carol Pattison
Wendy and Paul Raether
Alison and Kevin Rodney
The Rountree-Williams Family
Grandparents of Hunter and Boden Salani
Stacey Frieder Sapp
Chelle and William Schane
Shelly and Steve Shanley
The Shipp Family
Cathy and Scott Soden
Ero and Richard Spanos
The Spessard Family
Dr. Bill Sterett
Brielle and Tye Stockton
Kim and Eric Strauch
The Suszynski Family
Dee and Don Swatik
Ripley and Greg Thomas
Heidi and Mike Trueblood
Kelly and Scott Valent
Bloem, Boet and Siep van den Berg
Cynthia and Todd Wallis

Thank you to the following families who are 2015-2016 Friends of SSCV:

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The Addis Family
The Arseneau Family
Axel Bailey
Kathy Bellamy
Heidi and Dale Batham
The Bentley Family
The Bervy Family
Cathy and Bill Bethke
The Bettenhausen's
Connie and Hobson Black
The Blakeslee Family
Brooke and Jon-Erik Borgen
The Boyes Family
Lindsi and Paul Bradbury
Katharine and Madison Brown, Nancy Brown's
The Carr Family
The Chelain Family
Kate and Carl Cocchiarella
The Cole Family
Felix Coudouy
Elizabeth Criss
Betsy Cuthbertson
Michelle and Sam Eidson
Pamela and David Flynn
Helen and Tom Foster
Laura and Leonard Frieder
The Frischholz Family
Ellen Galbraith
Valerie Gates
Michael Gionfriddo
Jason Glass
Doris and Matt Gobec
Jove and Steve Goodman
Ziggy Gosiewski
Elle and Remy Guillot
Bobbi and Topper Hagerman
The Hargreaves Family
Vera and John Hathaway
Dwight Henninger
Julie and Gary Herr
Christie and Karl Hochtl
The Hodes Family
Jake Hooker
Michael Imperi
Isabella and Luigi Irlandini
The Jaeger Family
Cheryl and Bill Jensen
The Jones Family
DhungHa Kim's Family
E. Klinga
The Kohlhofer Family
Niclas Kullberger
Roy Lapidus and Amy Minnick
Emily Larsen
The Lathram Family
The Lathram Financial Group
Samantha and Kyleena Lathram
The Lawton Family
The Leonard Family
John Lewis
Izak Little
The Livran Family
Jenny and Charles Lorch
The Macaluso Family
Katie and Bill MacFarlane
Luca and Nicolas Macouzet
Euginnia Manseau
Kristin Tang and Mike Marston
The Marx Family
Montana Marzario
The Mattison Family
The Mauro Family
Dr. Monica McDonald
The McGuffin Family
Jeanette and John McMurtry
The Meyers Family
Martha and Kevin Milbery
The Milligan Family
The Negomir Family
Susan and Peter Neidecker
Betsy and Dirk Nevin
Wendy and Skip Nichamin
The Nichols Family
The Nordstrand Family
Amanda Norvell
N&M Nottingham
Angel and Kyle Packer
The Palmer Family
Max Pierce, In memory of Zeke
Susan Pollack
Brook and Dave Portman
Sara and Aldo Radamus
The Richards Family
The Roach Family
Amy and Craig Roberts
The Rogers Family
Elliott Ross
The Rossman Family
Kim Salani
David Sanders-Kulesza
Tom Schlader
The Schriefer Family
Susan and Don Shaffer
Mikaela Shiffrin
Signature Colorado
The Silverstone Family
The Sinclair Family
Slifer, Smith & Frampton - on behalf of Hillary
   & Steve McSpadden and Kathy Bellamy
Heather Smith
Kelley and Jim Smith
Theresa and Paul Smith
Aunt Pat and Uncle Alex Soulakis
The Stearns Family
The Sullivan Family
The Sullivan Family crew Grandparents
Danielle Taylor
The Telles Family
The Thompson Family
Barbara Tomasian
The Wachter Family
Colette and Chuck Wahl
Kathleen Walsh
Jill and Bob Warner
Judeann and Richard Warner
Amy and David Weiss
The Wheeler Family
The Wold Family
Cameron Wolfe
The Woodland Family
World Cup Supply
Angela and Robert Worrell
The Zdechlik Family
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